Backpacker Radio 62 | The Strawbridges: Thru-Hiking the PCT as a Family of Six

In today’s episode of Backpacker Radio, presented by The Trek, we are joined by five-sixths of the Strawbridge Family.  The Strawbridges successfully thru-hiked the PCT SOBO in 2018 with four kids in tow—ages 11, 13, 14, and 17.  We chat about everything you can dream of regarding hiking as a family, including how they handled school, gear, their pace, everyone’s emotional and physical well-being, and so on.  Vince and Monica, aka mom and dad, are fact checked by Georgie, Henry, and June, the youngest three of the four kids.  This is a fun interview, Chaunce and I laughed in excess, and hopefully serves as inspiration for young families looking to inject more adventure into their lives.

We close out the show with a triple crown of ways to pass time on trail, and, of course, more listener poop stories.

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Comments 3

  • awl : Mar 3rd

    I still don’t understand the Odds game…

  • Clay Bonnyman Evans : Mar 6th

    What a funny, loose, charming episode. Sounds like everyone had a ton of fun.


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